Nanotechnology and Energy: Powerful Things from a Tiny World, Spanish Version (Nanotechnologia y Energia: Cosas Poderosas de un Mundo Diminuto)

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NNI Brochures
Author: NNI/NNCO
Publication Date: Jan. 28 2014

Description:
Nano and Energy brochure cover, Spanish versionThe Spanish version of our educational brochure, which provides an overview of nanotechnology's potential applications in the energy sector, including information on batteries, catalysts, solar cells, and green fuels.
 
 
 
 
 

Nanotechnology Fact

Nanoscale materials have been used for over a thousand years. For example, nanoscale gold was used in stained glass in Medieval Europe and nanotubes were found in blades of swords made in Damascus. However, ten centuries passed before high-powered microscopes were invented, allowing us to see things at the nanoscale and begin working with these materials.

Nanotechnology as we now know it began more than 30 years ago, when tools to image and measure at the nanoscale became available. Around the turn of the century, government research managers in the United States and other countries observed that physicists, biologists, chemists, electrical engineers, optical engineers, and materials scientists were working on interconnected, multidisciplinary issues emerging at the nanoscale. In 2000, the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) was created to help these researchers benefit from each other’s insights, accelerate technology development, and foster commercialization across disciplines.

To learn more, see What is Nanotechnology?

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